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Platystomatidae? from lowland rainforest, Ecuador
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Posted on 05-07-2011 23:08

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Hopefully looking for an Id. for these guys. With their wings folded over to contour their bodies, are these mimicking beetles?

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There aren't very many neotropical platystomatids. This is more likely a ulidiid along the lines of Stictomyia sp. Yes, flies like these with bent wings are often considered to be mimicking beetles.
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Certainly not a Ulidiidae. I'd say, an ephydrid or a lauxaniid, judging from its arista.
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Interesting! I wonder what it is, then. Maybe Gaimari would know.
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Posted on 08-07-2011 00:05

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Thanks Guys, I guess an ID still up for grabs
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Like Valery said, this looks likely to be an ephydrid. It's not a lauxaniid (as much as I'd like it to be!).
Edited by Steve Gaimari on 08-07-2011 23:14
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If anyone is still interested, that's Notacanthina pendicornis (Cresson, 1934), Ephydridae (Gymnomyzinae, Gastropini), these very photos were used in Zatwarnicki & Hagenlund, 2017 (Annales Zoologici, 67(4): 837-858)
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